Kindle Fire: Clear Browser Cache, History or Cookies

You may want to clear the browser cache, history or cookies on the Amazon Kindle Fire to keep things tuned up and working properly when browsing the Internet. Here’s how.

1. Tap Web to open the Browser.

2. Tap the Menu button at the bottom of the screen, then select Settings.

Kindle Fire Browser Settings


3. Scroll down and select Clear all cookie data, Clear cache or Clear history as desired.

Kindle Fire clear cache, history or cookies

4. A dialog should appear where you can confirm your selection. Tap OK to proceed.

Kindle Fire confirm cache delete

That’s it! You’ve successfully cleared the Kindle Fire Browser Cache, History and Cookies. Perform these steps every couple of months or so or whenever the browser seems slow or sluggish.


  1. Sue G says

    Using the ‘SILK’ menu dfoes this, my ‘settings’ did not have all of those screenshot items (aboce) until I went thru the Silk menu/settings etc…

    I’m just a begginer but downloaded Google Chrome when I got my Kindle a few months ago and really didn’t understand what Silk was all about, but for this task I deleted cookies thru it and now maybe I’ll do some exploring of that software. Google Chrome wouldn’t do that for me on the Kindle.

  2. Meli says

    Samsung Galaxy Trend Lite GT-S7392L DUOS – DUAL SIM – UNLOCKED – BLACK
    Andriod version 4.1.2….. I m trying to download apps but I m getting Error Package File is Invalid.. what does this mean ? and how can I remove it ?

  3. Doug says

    My menu button only has share page, add bookmark, find in page, and request another view. No history, download, or settings. Kindle fire HD.

  4. Joe O'Hara says

    I tried to fill out an subscription for huluplus, with the intention of using
    of using the service to download videos on my kindle fire. All went well except the said my email address was already used! How can that be?

  5. k says

    I had my kindle fire looked at by an expert and he said there’s a defect in the device that wont allow complete deletion of viewed history. It’s a bug Amazon just doesn’t want to acknowledge let alone fix. Great. Just great. Then the guy tells me “I hate to say it but you get what you pay for.”

  6. Mitch says

    I recently saw that people in the Amazon forums have been complaining about this issue. There’s no way around it and it’s something that Amazon has to acknowledge and fix with an update.

  7. Maura says

    I have cleared my cookies, history and cache a hundred times. Tomorrow, when I open this web, this will probably be another tab. I am tired of this. I just want all my “new tab” deleted and extra websites gone. Please please please, I am begging someone to figure this out. I don’t want to reboot and reregister my kindle. Again.

  8. Roger says

    I think it is a virus. My fire has been doing this for a few wis now. I clear everything and a few hours later when I go back to the web it opens 20 to 30 tabs again. I’ve cleared all turned off cleared all over and over. It still happens, I wish someone would have a fix it is very frustrating.

  9. Steve says

    Yes, even after I clear the history it goes away. But then if I shut down my kindle, and launch the web browser it comes back in tabs! It is a hassele to have to repeatedly exit the tabs, mainly because I shut down my kindle every night. Can you get me an answer to this problem, Mitch?

  10. Mitch says

    The storage of pages to go “Back” has nothing to do with clearing any of that data. It only clears the cache, history and cookies. Previously visited web pages that are still in memory qualify as none of the above.

  11. Joe says

    Are u certain, Mitch? I would appreciate it if you would try this test. If you select “web” on your Fire and then simply go to Google’s homepage, and then at the bottom of the screen, select the menu “button” and after that select, “settings” and clear “all cookie date,” “clear cache” and “clear history” and then hit the back arrow button to return to the Google homepage, is there not still a LEFT arrow button available at the bottom of your screen? If so try pressing it. When I do that, I can back through many previously viewed (and theoretically cleared) web pages. PS: for other readers, please note, this is even with the “accelerated page loading” de-selected.

  12. Andreas says

    yup, it keeps coming back, i can’t show my kindle to anyone, because sometimes “old reviewed material” keeps coming back.

  13. Gordon says

    …Except that it doesn’t work. I’ve cleared my history repeatedly and it eventually comes back, filling it with all the sites I’ve visited before “clearing” the history two, three, ten times.

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